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Veeam B&R guest OS

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Hallo, dear forum members.

I could not find the answer to my question anywhere, so I ask the question here.

We are trying to establish Veeam Backup in our organisation. Veeam B&R itself will be installed in one VM to backup other ESXi VMs. VM files itself are located on 2 NAS storages (NFS-Storage)). Are there any reasons to take Windows 2008 Server OS for the Veeam Backup installation instead of Windows 7? I have read, that many of you prefer Windows 2008, but I would like to know the reason.

Thank you in advance

P.S.: I apologize for my terrible English 8(((

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There is no real problem in using Windows 7 as a Veeam server, but usually I prefer to have server-grade OS, even if the underlying kernel is probably the same.
Also, if the Veeam Server is going to be a VM, I take advantage of multi-license in the VM environment for 2008 (enteprise or datacenter licenses) that can probably save money having spare licenses around. Also, I like to creare Veeam Proxies with Windows 2008 Core installations to save on datastores.

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Re: Veeam B&R guest OS

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Thank you for quick response.. 8))) You were very helpful to me... 8)

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